Take a Giant Step

Take a Giant Step

Director: Philip Leacock Cast: Johnny Nash, Ruby Dee, Frederick O'Neal

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Take a Giant Step

Young (19-year-old) reggae and rhythm-and-blues singer Johnny Nash stars in this conventional coming-of-age story about a well-heeled, Afro-American teen trying to find his way in a white-man's world. The realities of that world hit Spencer (Nash) hard, and at first he looks for solace and comfort in the black community, especially since like most teens his age going to his parents for support or consultation is out of the question. In his search for identity and meaning, Spencer comes to see the family maid Christine (Ruby Dee) in a way he never did before, and an implied sexual relationship with this kind-hearted, older woman begins to awaken in him a different, more adult viewpoint on life and its traumas.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2011
UPC: 0883904244530
Original Release: 1959
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 50,421

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Nash Spencer Scott
Ruby Dee Christine, the Maid
Frederick O'Neal Lem Scott
Ellen Holly Carol
Pauline Meyers Violet
Beah Richards May Scott
Royce Wallace Rose
Frances Foster Poppy
Del Erickson Bobby
Frank Killmond Gussie
Estelle Hemsley Grandma
Dee Pollock Tony

Technical Credits
Philip Leacock Director
Arthur E. Arling Cinematographer
Edward Carrere Art Director
Julius J. Epstein Producer,Screenwriter
Ray Evans Songwriter
Frank Gross Editor
Burt Lancaster Executive Producer
Jay Livingston Songwriter
Jack Marshall Score Composer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer

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